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Milk Paint Monday

Way back before Christmas, Mr. Wonderful surprised me with this Craig’s list find. How sweet was that? He knows I love curves and turns, and knew I would love this table and 4 chairs! The table even has a leaf! Of all the dining room tables I’ve found, none ever had their leaf(s)! Can you…

Milk Paint Monday

Many people ask, “What’s the difference between milk paint and chalk-based paint? They really are two very different paints. While neither paint requires priming, stripping or sanding, chalk-based paint is a liquid product that just requires a clean, smooth surface and a good mixing, prior to use. Chalk-based paint has a built-in primer. It will…

Milk Paint Monday

Greetings, to another week! I have lots of brilliant ideas. You too? My latest brilliant idea is to feature a different milk painted project, each week. We’ll share some tips and tell you what works and what doesn’t. At least that’s the plan! We’re replacing all of the old hollow-core interior doors upstairs, at the…

News from The Treasured Home

Greetings! I hope you’re doing well, this Wednesday! If you have admired this beautiful, antique beveled mirror, the marble topped console table, or Patti’s two stunning antique chairs, great news! They’ve all had their price tags trimmed substantially! Speaking of Patti, she just joined the ranks of Bionic Women! Today, she had knee replacement surgery…

Diary of a Thrift Store Bed (Or, How to paint a piece of furniture)

Last Week: while meeting with Town & Country flooring, in Truckee, to order flooring for the Tahoe house, we sought out a couple of thrift stores. You can’t make a trip anywhere, without doing this, can you? The first stop was disappointing, but the Hospice Thrift Store, in Truckee, had a pine bed, for $28,…

Lake Tahoe Restoration Update

Ever feel over your head? I sure do! There seem to be thousands of choices, as we remodel this place. I want it all done yesterday, which can sometimes be a problem! The exterior really needed a paint job, so that was a major decision. Choosing paint colors can be so daunting! I really like…

New at The Treasured Home

After a relaxing morning at home, I headed to the shop. I made a stop along the way, at a friend, who’s been leasing antique shop space, but doesn’t have the time to commit to the project. So, she’s liquidating her treasures, and I scored a few beauties! It will take a little while for…

Updating a Brick Fireplace for Less Than $20!

Well, hello there! Today, I thought I would give you a peek inside the new Tahoe house! Remember, I told you about the curse of wallpaper, from the 80’s? Well, here’s a shot of the wallpaper, in the largest bedroom, upstairs. But, let’s forget about the rolls and rolls of wallpaper that need to be…

Summer Milk Paint Contest!

Have you been wanting to try Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint? Here’s your chance to try it for free! It’s easy!  Just head on over to our PINTEREST page and follow along!  For a second chance to win, leave a comment here! This Davenport desk, from the 1800’s, was painted in two of my favorite…

Why We Love Milk Paint

As much as I love the ease and predictability of Amy Howard’s One -Step paint, no other paint can achieve chippy-heaven, like milk paint! Isn’t she the sweetest thing ever? I used Kitchen Scale on the legs, mixed with Ironstone. It looks almost identical to the Eulalie’s Sky, I used on the seat. Go figure.…

The Milk Paint Adventure Continues!

Well, this is a first. In just a few minutes, I’ll be landing in Lost Wages, for the second time in a week! This would be really cool, if I was a gambler, Celine Dion’s Nanny, or a pimp. Alas, I am none of these. I am excited to be attending retailer training, for Miss…